Mule and man transporting cork in the Sierra de Espadán Nature reserve
Mule and man transporting cork in the mountains of Almedijar, Sierra de Espadán Nature reserve, Castellón, Spain. The cork harvesting in The Sierra de Espadán natural park. The harvesting of cork does not harm the tree, in fact, no trees are cut down during the harvesting process. Only the bark is extracted, and a new layer of cork regrows, making it a renewable resource.
Serra d'Espadà[ (Valencian pronunciation), Spanish: Sierra de Espadán is a 51 km (32 mi) long mountain range in the Alt Palància, Alt Millars and Plana Baixa comarcas, in the Province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. Its highest point is La Ràpita (1,106 m).